Look what I did this weekend! It’s really not a big deal, but it was on that large stack in my studio called, “Crap I’ll make when I have free time.” I’m sure we all have those piles sitting around the house (and if you say you don’t we all know you’re lying). When I cleaned up my studio, the pile resurfaced so I refused to put it away. Believing that if I saw it every day, I would finally finish it.
I bought the front of this pillow at an antique store in Capitola, California, which is one of my favorite places to go. The pillow was tattered, but I thought I could separate the front from the worn out back and recycle it. I added strips of flannel to the sides to make it fit a 18 x 18 pillow form and then made the back out of a pretty blue fabric that I picked up at a thrift store. Like I said, it’s not a big deal, but it does look better on my couch than it did on the pile, which is now considerably smaller.
I made this for my daughter’s study area. Sorry for the lame picture, but it’s a hallway and tough to photograph. I found the fabric at Casa Artelexia, a Mexican decor store in Little Italy in San Diego. It looks like a French toile, but if you look closely, all the people are actually skeletons. The instant I saw it, I had to have it. It was $11 for a yard. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but when I was cleaning out the studio (you’d be amazed at the things you find when you clean) I came across this frame which I bought when my daughter was in Kindergarten. Ridiculous, I know. The pale bluish stain goes perfectly with all the wood stain in her new study spot, thus the bulletin board was born. There is a layer of cork under the fabric.
Good luck with your own pile and Happy Pinning!